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Old 02-09-2018, 07:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think the general shrinkage in the hobby isnt helping matters, most of the folks I see in the large scale clubs are of the older generation and it takes lots of energy to host something of this size along with lots of time to organize the layout tours ect. Would love to see the it hosted in Indianapolis, several venues that could handle that, many layouts in the central Indiana area. But not sure that group has the membership base to handle setting up something like this anymore. I would go if Cincy did it again, that was the last one I attended. I m not at a point in life where I can travel to the real distant ones. Mike the Aspie
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've heard a rumor that 2020 could be in New Mexico, Albuquerque, the town.
That could entice me to go...
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This rumor was put to rest, got a nibble but no one wanted to run with it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Friends,
Plan to come to Atlanta and Portland, as they are our only confirmed conventions. www.NGRC2018.com will get you Atlanta info/registration. Approximately 30 layouts on tour Wed-Sat and another near 20 on the Sundays before and after. Steam train rides, two diesel train rides, large vendor hall, clinics, BBQ and more.See you in Atlanta!
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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As a reminder, the 2019 NGRC dates have changed to August 27-31, 2019 so not to conflict with the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Sacramento the following week. Over 40 layouts on the tours, lots of pre-convention and in between conventions activities. Cab rides in SP 4449 and many more fun things to do. See you in Portland in 2019!
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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As the 2018 NGRC in Atlanta rapidly approaches, from what we have heard, no one yet has come forward to offer a bid for the 2020 or subsequent convention. So, as it stands now, the 2019 Portland NGRC will be the last National Garden Railway Convention.

Registration opens on August 30th, 2018. There are several events with limited availability (i.e. 4449 cab rides, only 18 available) so be sure to register early. Make plans now to attend.

See you in Portland in 2019!
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Stop with this "Last Convention" nonsense. BAGRS was willing to host 2020 but your Chairman is afraid it would steal some of the thunder from Portland so we tabled it. I really don't like the negativity that it brings and if your convention is all about negativity than I and many of the Bay Area Group won't attend your little gathering in Portland.

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Old 04-28-2018, 01:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Just curious - How does a 2019 convention in Portland next year 'take away' from a 2020 convention that is yet to be decided two years away?

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Old 04-28-2018, 02:59 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Politics and Religion should not be part of the enjoyment of our hobby....
This topic is basically POLITICS, so end it now.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I disagree, Fred. This needs to get straightened out, whether here on this forum or somewhere else. Time is awasting!
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Just curious - How does a 2019 convention in Portland next year 'take away' from a 2020 convention that is yet to be decided two years away?
I think you have it backwards, and I can see the logic.

If people know there will be a convention in the Bay Area in 2020, from a very active group that has proven their worth in the past, with beaucoup garden railroads to see, and more local "stuff" to do, they may rationalize that it is worth waiting a year and going to a convention that is much closer to major cities, reducing drive times, thereby forgoing the Portland convention.

Not saying that I agree with the decision, but I can see it.
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